Your criminal record is related to alcoholadd
You must be at least 21 years of age and have had only one conviction to have records expunged relating to:
- Purchase of alcohol by a minor
- Attempt to purchase alcohol my a minor
- Consumption of alcohol by a minor
- Driving or operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol by a minor (DUI)
- Possession of alcohol by a minor
- Misrepresentation of age by a minor
Your criminal record is related to smokingadd
You must complete a tobacco awareness program or tobacco-related community service.
There is no age requirement to have records expunged relating to the:
of cigarettes or tobacco products by a minor.
Multiple convictions may be expunged.
Your criminal record is for another type of fine-only penal convictionadd
You must be at least 17 years old and have had only one conviction while you were a juvenile.
For a sexting offense, you must additionally not have engaged in conduct indicating a need for supervision described by Section 51.03(b)(7), F.C.
Offenses that fall into this category include:
- Misdemeanors punishable by fine only
- Violations of penal ordinances or political subdivisions
- Penal Code Class C misdemeanors
- Education Code offenses
- Health and Safety Code offenses
- City ordinance violations
- Fill out an application and motion for expunction (PDF, 412 KB)open_in_new
Do not sign the form.
Have the form notarizedadd
If you want to submit the form by mail or email, you must take it to a Notary Public, sign it in from of them and have it notarized.
Submit the form in personadd
If you are going to submit the form in person, the a court clerk can act as notary. Wait to sign the form until you are before a court clerk.
Submit the form.
Send a scan of your form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a copy of the form for your records and send the original to:
Austin Municipal Court, P.O. Box 2135, Austin, Texas 78768
Pay a $30 fee.
Once your petition is received, a case will be opened for you within 3-5 business days. You can then search for your case in the online portalopen_in_new to pay related fees.
Call (512) 974-4800
Mail a check or money order to Municipal Court, P.O. Box 2135, Austin, Texas 78768. Include your contact information and case number (found through the case portalopen_in_new).
Do not send cash or credit card information in the mail.
Upon receipt of payment, a hearing will be scheduled for you. At the hearing, the judge will rule on the expunction petition. You may attend the hearing, but it is not required.
Traffic offenses cannot be expunged.
If your criminal record is for "Failure to Attend School," this law was repealed with the passage of HB 2398 in 2015. Courts are responsible for expunging records related to this offense. No petition, proof or fee is required. You may call the court to confirm that your record has been expunged.
Juvenile: Someone 16 years old or younger.
Minor: A person younger than the legal age for a certain act.